Director of development named
Prior to joining Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Blessner worked at College Misericordia in Dallas, Pa. where she coordinated a $10 million effort to build a library, complete campus renovations, and raise endowments. While at Misericordia she also served as advancement research manager, grant development manager, and director of government, corporate and foundation relations.
"I am a proud Penn State graduate, along with my husband, my brother and sister in-law, both of my grandparents, and two of my uncles" said Blessner. "Needless to say, I am thrilled to be a part of the Penn State family again. I am very excited to get to work to help the Wilkes-Barre campus move forward and make it the best possible place to be for students, faculty, staff, and our community."
Blessner, a native of the Philadelphia area, now resides in Shavertown with husband, Daniel, and three daughters.